There are some habits in restaurants that are old unwritten customs but generation after generation, one way or another, They are still maintained.
One of these is the tip, the voluntary act that makes some customers more money must deliver price to pay in restaurants.
Tip in restaurants
According to him Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy, and the first sense, as defined tip:
“Agasajo that on the agreed price and as a sign of satisfaction is given for some service.”
In Spain it is also called “world” since money is usually collected in a vessel of this type, and even in some bars do ring a bell or some special sound to draw attention to that fact and as a warning to other customers and even staff.
Tip has been reduced from a very important way in Spain motivated by economic crisis, although this aspect is always nuanced and often depends on the type of restaurant, customer type and type of service.
In addition since some years, in many countries and restaurants medium-high, It is used a parallel concept to tip, charging on the ticket or final tally an added service charge diner table, pan, appetizer,etc., many customers replaced by the payment of gratuity, but we must clarify that this issue has always caused some discrepancies in the relationship between the customer and the restaurant.
It is quite common in staff restaurants, mainly in the servers and in those restaurants located in tourist areas, that can predict fairly accurately the amount of the tip depending on the nationality of the customer, since the customs in each country in this regard are well established.
In most it is a voluntary act by the client restaurant who decides freely whether to leave a tip or not, although in other, and the United States is mandatory and there is even the case of those countries is banned as China.
In the post table image you can see the variations in the amounts of tips depending on the country.
|U.S||15%-20%||Although it not specified by law, tip is considered mandatory. Some restaurants detailing the percentage in the account.|
|Mexico||10%-15%||It is usually left this tip percentage before tax includes the value added 16%.|
|Venezuela||5%-10%||It is recommended, but it is not mandatory to tip. Most restaurants charge table service per person.|
|Brazil||10%||While it is voluntary, usually add the gratuity to the bill under the concept of “service”.|
|Peru||10%-20%||This percentage is usually left for waiters. A 10% Menu is calculated for the kitchen staff, box and administrative.|
|Chile||10%||Tip appeared on the bill as mandatory, but not anymore. Nevertheless, some restaurants keep that habit.|
|Argentina||10%||It is recommended, but it is not mandatory to tip. Most restaurants charge table service per person.|
|Spain||5%||The crisis lowered the level of gratuity for local. Madrid service charge table 2.5 € average for the bread basket or snack.|
|France||2%-3%||It is rare to leave a bigger tip. But there is a “service included” of the 15% in the account, which is divided among the servers.|
|United Kingdom||10%||This percentage is granted if the service was very good. Some restaurants already include a “additional service” consider.|
|Germany||5%-10%||Tipping is not mandatory, but it is common if you enjoyed the service. No money is left on the table, we must give the waiter.|
|South Africa||10%||Tip depends on the level of service. Some restaurants charge an additional fee for bookings over 10 people.|
|Egypt||5%-10%||In most restaurants is a sum that is added to an already included in the bill. Dollars are valued.|
|Israel||10%||It is considered as the standard gratuity. If the service is excellent, You can leave a 15% the total bill.|
|Arab Emirates||15%-20%||Tipping is similar to the US. In the seven-star restaurants usually gratify the waiter 50$ a 100$ for superior service.|
|China||0%||It is not well seen to tip, even in restaurants and five star tourist-oriented.|
|Hong Kong||10%-15%||It is recommended if the percentage is not detailed account. Tipping is expected remuneration.|
|Singapore||0%||Local custom indicates that it is impolite to tip, but opening up to tourism is changing the trend.|
If you know the type of tip of any other country that is not listed, send it to me in a comment and included.